This week Julie Greenbaum highlights industry news, including Mark Michelson's live interview with Bob Poole, partner of DOME in Sacramento, CA. Other major announcements this week came from Allied Printing Services, Quad/Graphics, Grafika, MET Fine Printers and Rhino Print Solutions, Proforma Signature Solutions, Deluxe Corp., and Pitney Bowes.
Today we take time out to honor the third rock from the sun with one of the lesser-heralded holidays: Earth Day. Naturally, the printing industry takes a lot of heat for using practices that are not conducive to Mother Earth.
In celebration of Earth Day, Allied Printing Services in Manchester, CT, is in the process of installing 4,591 solar panels on the roof of its 275,000-square-foot facility. This use of solar power will have the equivalent carbon offset effect of planting 27,000 acres of trees.
SGIA is the first printing trade association to join the EPA’s SmartWay Program that was created to reduce transportation emissions.
Mohawk has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 'National Top 100 List' of Green Power Users for the 10th year in a row. Mohawk was selected for using wind power to meet 100 percent of its electricity use. "I applaud Mr. O'Connor, and his entire team at Mohawk Fine Papers for their commitment to sustainability, local jobs and economic development in the Capital Region," said Congressman Paul Tonko.
A new infographic from Two Sides North America uses engaging images to present key facts about the relationship between paper and sustainable forestry. The infographic can be downloaded for free and Two Sides encourages people to share it in celebration of Earth Day.
Sappi North America’s 2014 Sustainability Report details the company’s environmentally responsible achievements.
This week Julie Greenbaum highlights industry news, including major news from the Graphic Arts Show Company, Sports Graphics and EFI, DocuCopies.com, ALLPRO Direct Marketing, MCD, Agfa Graphics, Pitney Bowes and HP, Cimpress, Finish Line Binderies and HF Group acquisition of The Riverside Group, Esko acquisition of MediaBeacon, B&D Binder and Index and The Tab Shoppe, Proforma, Sunrise Hitek, Nordis Direct and Canon Solutions America, Muscle Bound Bindery, GLS Cos. and MCS, Menasha and KBA, and Heidelberg.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Environmental Stewardship Initiative has recognized Agfa Graphics.
SGIA is proud to announce the recipients of the 2015 Sustainability Recognition Program Award.